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Poster: mdewdcreek Date: Oct 9, 2009 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hidden Gem Favorites

Hi there,
thought I'd start a post foe everyone to list there favorite lesser know shows AKA "hidden gems".
Unfortunately I don't really know of any (perhaps my reason for posting this). I used to think this was a hidden gem:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-10-15.sbd.miller.84260.sbeok.flac16

But I have since found out that many have heard this fine show......

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Poster: ganges Date: Oct 9, 2009 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

Really hidden, I talked with Deadmax yesterday about it, the sound quality "could be much better", but a very good show IMO.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-04-25.sbd.symons.15879.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: mdewdcreek Date: Oct 10, 2009 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

That 16 minute wharf rat is a hidden gem and a 1/!
What a great jam at the end...unreal!

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 10, 2009 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

The other night at the Shrine ( 10/14/76 ) was my 1st show . Not as good as this night, but a nice "Dancing>Wharf Rat>Dancing" . A good show for a beginner, as they played mostly "songs" . The next show I saw, was the justly famous Swing Auditorium show , VERY different .
Besides sedimental reasons, I like this late 76 into early 77 period . A little more relaxed than spring 77, a little more forceful that the earlier shows in 76 . And like alot of 76 shows , interesting set lists .

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Poster: mdewdcreek Date: Oct 10, 2009 6:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

so you didn't make it the next night? I heard the Shrine was a cool place for a show...do you remember it much?

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 14, 2009 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

Sadly, I did not . I persuaded my friend to go to the concert , "I heard the Grateful Dead are really good live..." . It wasn't till the 80's that we would go to multiple shows .
LA in the 70's,HEAVY police action ! Helmeted, riot gear, cops patted us down ,... it is funny when you realize how MELLOW the 1976 Dead were , the robust police presence did not make sense .
The Shrine is a concert hall, and one of those old, ornate ones, my mother remembers seeing opera, and ballet there in the 40's . The AUDs here on the Archive give a pretty good idea what it was like .In hindsight , we were lucky to get to see them in such a "small" , and decent sounding concert hall .
Saw them here again in early 78 ( 1/10/78 ), an awesome show ,(check out the AUD ) .

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 9, 2009 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

Well I don't know if it qualifies as a hidden gem but I really enjoy this 1970 Honolulu show and I don't think it gets too many mentions (I do know that Cliff likes it too):

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-01-23.sbd.fixed.connor.18153.sbeok.shnf

Tons of energy throughout - Hard to Handle is pumped up on steroids and The Other One is Phil and Jerry on full shock and awe.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 9, 2009 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

I do love that Honolulu show, though I'm not sure I would call it a "hidden gem" as it is likely a top ten performance for 1970!

While not quite as high energy or as tight, I do think the second to last performance of 1972 is indeed a true gem that has never gotten the recognition it deserves!

Though its still 1972, this one really sounds much like '73 with a fine China/Rider segue and a jazzy and stretched out Playin' in the Band. The standout here is the unique transition from a rather rough Truckin' into a very fine Dark Star> Morning Dew. Phil seems to "back into" some amazing bombs that sound more like implosions than his typical ordinance!

Thanks to David Gans, this sounds like a vault release...

12/15/72 - Long Beach Arena

Set 1

The Promised Land
Sugaree
Black Throated Wind
Tennessee Jed
El Paso
Candyman
Big River
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Box Of Rain
Mexicali Blues
Brown Eyed Women
Beat It On Down The Line
Loser
Playing In The Band
Casey Jones

Set 2

Greatest Story Ever Told
Deal
Me And My Uncle
He's Gone
Truckin' ->
Dark Star ->
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia

Encore
Johnny B. Goode

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-12-15.sbd.yerys.2329.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 9, 2009 5:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

I've also totally missed that one. Thanks for the tip!

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Poster: mdewdcreek Date: Oct 10, 2009 6:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

I finally gave this one a listen....what a TRUE hidden gem! Outstanding show!! Many thanks for that..

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 14, 2009 6:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

Perhaps not quite as hidden, this one is nonetheless a gem!

Have you heard it before?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-04-12.sbd.miller.31960.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 9, 2009 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

Cliff - you might just be a hidden gem yourself. I have not heard this show! I'll be looking forward to settling down to some listening later tonight. Thank you.

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: Oct 12, 2009 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

One of my favorites. When my daughter moved to Hawaii, I made her a CD of this show, even though the nearly 37 min Lovelight scared her. Always been a big hit around my household.

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Poster: Phlesh Wound Date: Oct 10, 2009 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

A couple of my favorites off the top of my head:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-05-07.sbd.vernon.tetzeli.patch-8327.80126.sbeok.shnf
'78 has a bit of a bad reputation (and given some of the summer and fall material perhaps deservedly so) but the spring tour is HOT and definitely worth your time. (1/22, 2/3, 2/5, 4/12, 4/16, 4/24 and 5/11 come to mind)
Highlights for this one are TMNS, Scarlet->Fire, Estimated, Black Peter, Around and Around and U.S. Blues (in Uncle Sam's home town)

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-08-12.sbd.munder.10548.sbeok.shnf
Sound for this one leaves something to be desired. The soundboard is decent but it has lots of patches from a so-so aud. Still definitely worth the time
Highlights:FOTD, Althea, Lost Sailor->Saint, Scarlet->Fire (this one gets over looked a lot but its one of the best)
Estimated, and Space->Spanish Jam->Truckin'->Morning Dew.

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Poster: mdewdcreek Date: Oct 10, 2009 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

Man I love 78'! My favorite scarlet>fire (2-05)and favorite wharf rat (4/24) are both from 78"...there are plenty of great shows from that year! I agree with and all of the Aril shows you have listed and of course 2/05...also check out a late summer show 09/02/78 Meadowlands for a killer scarlet fire!

I'll have to give a listen to the two shows you have mentioned...don't think I've heard either....

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 9, 2009 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hidden Gem Favorites

I consider 11/2/79 a hidden Gem